Title: A Date with an Admirer
Series: The Dating Series
Authors: Heidi McLaughlin & LP Dover
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 19, 2020
February is the month of love, but not for Sophie. One week before Valentine’s Day, she learns her boyfriend of two years has been cheating on her with one of his dental hygienists.
As much as she wants to erase any trace of him from her life, she has no choice but to face him and his new squeeze at a huge Valentine’s Day bash that has fast become the social event of the season. No way is she going alone. What she needs is a beautiful hunk of arm candy... STAT.
Sophie’s best friend, Ellie, proposes the perfect solution to her dilemma. Her brother Tanner, the smokin’ hot surfer, just got back into town and is more than happy to help Sophie prove she’s over her scumbag ex. What starts as an act between Sophie and Tanner quickly swells into more. It doesn’t take long before Sophie finds herself wanting to ride more than just waves with the toned and tanned hottie.
But when passion crashes over the pair, Sophie fears she’s putting her friendship with Ellie at risk. Can Tanner convince her to give their love a chance? Or will the bonds of friendship repel Cupid’s arrow?
I enjoy each author when they write on their own and I love when they collaborate (I practically devoured their Society X books), and once this hit my e-reader I immediately dove right in. It's a quick-ish read, and because it's on the shorter side, it helped that there's already some history between Tanner and Sophie, and Tanner comes through for Sophie right on time when it comes to the Valentine's Day gala and having to see her very recent ex with his new chippy.
There's all kinds of chemistry between Tanner and Sophie, but the fact they're friends also helps it feel a bit more real. While I could see where Sophie was coming from when it came to any sort of potential relationship with Tanner, I wish these characters would do the adult thing and communicate! We all know what happens when you assume, and that's exactly what Sophie did and that is 85 kinds of frustrating. And while I felt bad for Tanner the morning after the gala, his day pretty much went to sh!t (literally lol).
Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of The Beaumont Series, The Boys of Summer, and The Archers.
Originally, from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband, two daughters, and their three dogs.
In 2012, Heidi turned her passion for reading into a full-fledged literary career, writing over twenty novels, including the acclaimed Forever My Girl.
When writing isn’t occupying her time, you can find her sitting courtside at either of her daughters’ basketball games.
Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, has been adapted into a motion picture with LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe, and opened in theaters on January 19, 2018.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Everything’s sweeter in the South has always been her mantra and she lives by it, whether it’s with her writing or in her everyday life. Maybe that’s why she’s seriously addicted to chocolate.
Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, including a children’s book with her daughter. Her favorite to write is romantic suspense, but she’s also found a passion in romantic comedy. She loves to make people laugh which is why you’ll never see her without a smile on her face.